A hummingbird’s wings can move at 50 beats per second — with such frequency they become invisible.

As a child, my family moved often between small American towns. The pattern of starting over in new places would have a profound impact on how I operate. Then and now, it tests my capacity for lasting relationships and complicates my feelings of belonging. But that pattern has also given me a strong sense of agency: change is attainable, and I will own the pain involved in starting over.

Imposter questions the expectations we put on a stable home life and considers how a persistent threat of impermanence can shape us. Through the images in this project, I’ve sought a deeper understanding of how tangible things in rooms can intersect with intangible ideas such as worth, doubt, or love. Are we ourselves because of our home lives or despite them?